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Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy , Drama | 31 October 2013 (Spain)
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In Spain in 1966, an English teacher picks up two hitchhikers on his quest to meet John Lennon.

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David Trueba

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David Trueba
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Cámara ... Antonio
Natalia de Molina ... Belén
Francesc Colomer ... Juanjo
Ramon Fontserè Ramon Fontserè ... Ramón
Rogelio Fernández Rogelio Fernández ... Bruno
Jorge Sanz ... Padre
Ariadna Gil ... Madre
Violeta Rodríguez Violeta Rodríguez ... Julia
Léo Rodríguez Léo Rodríguez ... Javi
Tristán Rodríguez Tristán Rodríguez ... Jesús
Olivia Trueba Olivia Trueba ... Maribel
Catalina Sagredo Catalina Sagredo ... Bebé
Joaquín Fernández Joaquín Fernández ... Clase Colegio
Sasha Di Bendetto Sasha Di Bendetto ... Clase Colegio
Rodrigo Pascual Rodrigo Pascual ... Clase Colegio
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Storyline

Spain, 1966, a high-school English/Latin teacher, Antonio, drives to Almeria in hopes of meeting his hero, John Lennon. Along the way, Antonio picks up two runaways. The movie title, Living is Easy With Eyes Closed, comes from a line in Lennon's song Strawberry Fields Forever which he wrote while filming How I Won the War in Almeria. Written by af_by94

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

31 October 2013 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,600, 29 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,600, 29 June 2014
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Spain to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 87th Academy Awards in 2015. See more »

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Maria Concetta is highly unlikely a name for someone living in post war Rimini. See more »

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References The Saint (1962) See more »

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Strawberry Fields Forever
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
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Brilliant evocation of an era and what the Beatles did for all of us
25 October 2014 | by arathorn357See all my reviews

This is a quiet gentle movie full of humor and understanding about the sometimes painful but rewarding journey to adult hood.

Of huge assistance to those young folk making this journey is a really talented teacher; don't just take my word for it - learn from the movie what Lennon did to assist the teacher in his quest.

Also interesting to show what life is like living in a fascist state - fascism starts in the family and at school.

The director David Trueba is clearly a talent to watch - he was a screenwriter on the much darker confronting but interesting Perdita Durango (Dance with the devil - 1997) - he clearly has real insight into human nature. This is a much kinder more thoughtful film and one for all of us.

9/10 for me (there are no tens).


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